Black Hills Photo Shootout 2014

Registration for the 2014 Black Hills Photo Shootout is open!

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Enter Shootout Photo ContestThe Black Hills Photo Shootout brings photographers from across the country to South Dakota for photography, education, sightseeing, camaraderie, and fun.  The event showcases the natural beauty of South Dakota along with the photography expertise of highly respected professional photographers.  The Shootout is organized and managed by Outdoor Photo Workshops (OPW) in conjunction with numerous photography professionals.  With this partnership, we are able to mesh the expertise of instructors who have a variety of photography backgrounds with the expertise of a professional photography workshop and tour leader to create a fun and educational photography festival.

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The first question we often get, and you may even be asking, is, “So, why South Dakota?” The Black Hills area of South Dakota is one of North America’s hidden gem’s for outdoor and nature photography, abounding in wildlife, beautiful scenery, and ¬†imagery of the old and new west. ¬†While we really thought about keeping this photography treasure all to ourselves and our cameras, instead we have developed the Black Hills Photo Shootout. Through this event we are able to showcase the beauty and diversity the area has to offer both visitors and residents while providing attendees a great weekend packed full of informative workshops, great networking opportunities, unbelievable outdoor photography subjects, and most of all, fun!

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A photography festival for the Black Hills!

Schedule

Friday, September 26th (at the Dahl Center)

Pre-Event Seminar: Photography 101 (included!)

2:00-3:30 PM

Registration

4:00-7:00 PM

Keynote Presentation by Dave Black (included!)

7:00 PM

 

Saturday, September 27th (at the University Center)

Workshop Session 1 (included!)

7:00-11:00 AM

Lunch ‘n’ Mingle¬†(included!)

12:00-1:30 PM

Portfolio Reviews

12:00-1:30 PM

Workshop Session 2 (included!)

2:00-6:30 PM

Happy Hour

6:00 PM

Sunday, September 28th (at the University Center)

Workshop Session 3 (included!)

6:30-11:00 AM

Lunch Photography Presentation & Q&A (included!)

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Workshop Session 4 (included!)

2:00-6:30 PM

Your workshop registration includes the following:

  • Photography 101
  • Friday’s keynote presentation by¬†Dave Black

  • 1 admission to each of the 4 workshop sessions

  • Saturday’s Lunch ‘n’ Mingle
  • Sunday’s lunch presentation

All sessions have limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on online registrations.

Schedule is subject to changes, cancellations or additions.

Workshops

Session Information

Workshop Locations

All workshop locations along with directions will be provided at check-in.  The University Center in Rapid City will be our main hub for the Shootout.  Classroom and studio sessions will be held in downtown Rapid City.  Outdoor sessions vary in distance from University Center from being right around the corner up to an hour and fifteen minutes away, depending on location.  We promise they will be worth the drive though!

Workshop Times

The times listed are actual workshop times, meeting times for each workshop will be earlier and will be given at check-in.

Outdoor Workshops

Outdoor workshops are held outside in the field and led by experienced photographers. The instructors will provide participants with knowledge of the area and instruction on specific topics.

Studio Workshops

Studio workshops will be conducted indoors in a classroom/studio type setting led by experienced professionals.  There will be photography time during the workshop.

Classroom Workshops

The classroom workshops are held indoors in a classroom setting and led by experienced professionals. The instructors will provide participants with instruction on specific topics. They will not have shooting opportunities.

Special Events

All special events (non workshop sessions) will be held in downtown Rapid City. Exact location will be given at check-in.

Saturday, September 27th

Workshop Session 1 – Saturday AM Classes
Event Instructor Type Notes
Classics and Chrome – Vintage and Classic Cars Mike Wolforth Outdoor Workshop
Critter Close Ups – Frogs, Bugs, and Reptiles Fred Rodgers Outdoor Workshop
Iconic Landscapes: Badlands Jim Caldwell Outdoor Workshop  Full
Iconic Landscapes: Mt. Rushmore Todd Pickering Outdoor Workshop
Iconic Landscapes: Sylvan Lake Dick Kettlewell Outdoor Workshop  Full
Images of the West РFour Mile Old West Town Chad Coppess Outdoor Workshop  Full
Portraits: Indoor Jerry Rawlings Studio Workshop
Warbirds – Aviation Photography Steve Babbitt Outdoor Workshop

 

Workshop Session 2 – Saturday PM Classes
Event Instructor Type Notes
Advanced Landscape Techniques Todd Pickering Outdoor Workshop  Full
Close Ups in Nature Fred Rodgers Outdoor Workshop
Images of the West – Four Mile Old West Town Chad Coppess Outdoor Workshop
Light, Lines, and Form – The Art of Composition Dick Kettlewell Outdoor Workshop
Photo Trek: Back Roads Jerry Rawlings Outdoor Workshop
Street Photography Steve Babbitt Outdoor Workshop
Studio Lighting: Product & Still Life Mike Wolforth Studio Workshop
Timelapse Techniques Jim Caldwell Outdoor & Classroom Workshop

 

 Sunday, September 28th

 

Workshop Session 3 РSunday AM Classes
Event Instructor Type Notes
Architecture Photography Mike Wolforth Outdoor Workshop
Art of the Black & White Landscape Steve Babbitt Outdoor Workshop
Birds of Prey Jason Hahn Outdoor Workshop
Iconic Landscapes: Badlands Todd Pickering Outdoor Workshop
Iconic Landscapes: Mt. Rushmore Fred Rodgers Outdoor Workshop
Lightpainting Jim Caldwell Studio Workshop
Photo Trek: Meeker Ranch Chad Coppess Outdoor Workshop
Wildlife of Wind Cave Dick Kettlewell Outdoor Workshop

 

Workshop Session 4 РSunday PM Classes
Event Instructor Type Notes
Birds of Prey Jim Caldwell Outdoor Workshop
Digital Darkroom: Photoshop and Lightroom Mike Wolforth Classroom Workshop
HDR: What, Why and How Fred Rodgers Outdoor Workshop
Outdoor Action: Rock climbing Jason Hahn Outdoor Workshop
Photo Trek: Nemo Road to Steamboat Rock Steve Babbitt Outdoor Workshop  Full
Photo Trek: Meeker Ranch Chad Coppess Outdoor Workshop  Full
Portraits: Outdoor Todd Pickering Outdoor Workshop
Wildlife of Wind Cave Dick Kettlewell Outdoor Workshop

 

 

Workshop Descriptions

Advanced Landscape Techniques

Outdoor Workshop

Creating a great landscape photo is one of the greatest challenges in photography.  In this class, you will learn key concepts and techniques to take your landscape photos to the next level.  Learn advanced techniques such as panoramics, multi-row panoramics, hyper-focal distance, filters, portable lighting, reflectors, diffusers and more.

Activity Level:  Moderate

Things to know:  This workshop will be held in Wind Cave National Park.

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Architecture Photography

Outdoor Workshop

Buildings, bridges, and monuments all help define a city’s character and often become symbols of those locales. ¬†Architectural photography is about using your tools and creativity to show the beauty and appeal of both modern and historic structures. ¬†In this workshop you will learn the ingredients for capturing outstanding images of buildings, how to pick the right equipment, working with light and angles, and concepts of composition.

We will be photographing the architecture in downtown Rapid City, including some historic buildings.

Activity Level:  Low, walking through town.

Things to know:  This workshop will be held in downtown Rapid City.

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Art of the Black and White Landscape

Outdoor Workshop

Mention black and white landscape photography, and you often conjure up thoughts of the great masters and their large format cameras.  Today there are new opportunities for photographers who wish to explore the possibilities for black-and-white landscapes using digital technology.

Join us on this landscape photography workshop where you will learn how to find and use the best light to make expressive black and white photographs.  Your instructors will cover elements of composition, technical settings, the quality of light, and how to pick scenes that produce the great best black and white landscape opportunities.

Activity Level: Moderate

Things to know: This workshop will be held at Badlands National Park.

 

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Birds of Prey

Outdoor Workshop

Get up close and personal with Owls, Hawks, and Falcons as you learn the keys to creating great wildlife photos.  This workshop will allow you to photograph these magnificent creatures in a controlled environment, using a variety of natural backgrounds. Likely subjects include the American Kestrel, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Western Screech Owl and Rough Legged Hawk. Exact birds will be determined by the preserve. The hands-on, in-field instruction will also help you improve your animal portraiture skills for not just birds, but all manner of wildlife.

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Activity Level:  Low. There will not be a great deal of walking, as we will be very close to our subjects. Light hiking (walking on a dirt path) will be required for distances of approximately 200 yards or less.

Things to know:  Tipping of the bird handlers is highly recommended.

What to bring:  A good telephoto lens of a minimum length of 150mm (or equivalent) will get a workout here. A good tripod and head will also be of benefit. Adding fill flash can also help make the photos really pop but flash is not a requirement.

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Classics and Chrome – Vintage and Classic Cars

Outdoor and Studio Workshop

Gleaming engines, polished chrome, slick interiors Рthe very things that many of us love about cars are the very things that can make them a challenge to work with for photographers.  In this class you will explore the world of automotive photography, where you have special access to a huge collection of classic and vintage cars as your subjects. Your instructor will cover lighting techniques, angles, how to deal with challenging exposure situations, and unique ways to achieve creative composition with each car.  This workshop will focus on picking out the small, eye catching details of each car rather than full car shots.

Activity Level: Low. The class will take place both indoors and outdoors with small amounts of walking necessary.

Things to know:  Carpooling is required. Tripods will not be allowed inside the showroom, only for the outside portion of the shoot.

What to bring:  A wide angle lens to short telephoto would be the most used but a closeup, macro style lens could be beneficial for detail work. Fill flash could also be helpful. Tripods are always a benefit and you will likely be able to do both tripod and handheld work.

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Closeups in Nature

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Finding beauty in the littlest things, that is what Macro Photography is all about. ¬†In this class you’l learn how to capture great close up images,¬†opening up a world of photography possibilities wherever you go. ¬†This workshop will cover¬†how to light, focus, and compose your macro images, as well as selecting the right gear and how to use it.

Activity Level:  Low. Light walking.

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Reptile Gardens. The $12.50 admission fee has been waived for our group, so we highly recommend tipping.

What to bring:  A macro lens or any close-up equipment would be useful for this session. A good tripod and head will also be of benefit. Any reflectors or diffusers to control light might prove helpful.

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Critter Close Ups – Frogs, Bugs, and Reptiles

Outdoor and Studio Workshop

Photograph spectacularly colored frogs, exotic reptiles, and insects in a setting of real plants, flowers, and natural environments. In this class learn how to take natural looking photos in a studio like setting, where you can control the lighting and backgrounds to get great images.  You also learn key techniques in closeup and macro photography including:

  • How to expose when only inches from your subject
  • How to protect the highlights from blowing out in your pictures
  • Equipment options for macro photography
  • Using flash in macro photography
  • How to choose the best settings for composing very small subjects

Activity Level:  Low

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Reptile Gardens. The $12.50 admission fee has been waived for our group, so we highly recommend tipping the animal handlers.

What to bring: A macro lens or any close-up equipment would be useful for this session. A good tripod and head will also be of benefit. Any reflectors or diffusers to control light might prove helpful.

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Digital Darkroom: Photoshop and Lightroom

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With today’s digital technology, snapping the shutter is cheap. The results however are often volumes of digital image files piled up on a computer hard drive. And the more photography, the more those image files grow on that hard drive. If your workflow consists of burning those files to a DVD and tossing it in a box you will quickly discover how cumbersome such a system can be. You need an effective and efficient workflow! In this seminar, we’ll cover a wide range of subjects including fast and efficient time saving techniques for organizing all those image files. We’ll discuss computer setup, importing, batch renaming, naming conventions, Lightroom databases, keywording, catalogs, and image processing in Lightroom.

Activity Level:  Indoor Classroom

Things to know:  This class is designed for all levels of Lightroom & Photoshop users. No previous experience is necessary.

What to bring:  You will need to bring your own laptop loaded with Lightroom 3 or higher and Photoshop CS. There will not be computers available for this workshop.  If you do not have the program(s) on your computer and want to follow along on the screen to decide if it is a program you want, you are welcome to do so.

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HDR: What, Why & How

Outdoor Workshop

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is one of the hottest new techniques to come along in the last several years. Whether you use it for realistic photos of scenes that just aren’t possible in a single exposure or for creative artistic images, HDR begins with the shooting of the picture. We will help you identify when to use HDR and what type of scene works best with the process, composing for HDR and the entire shooting process will be covered. Historic ranch equipment, an old school house and barn will be our classroom for this session. Expect lots of detail and texture!

Activity Level:  Low. Light walking for best angles.

Things to know:  This class will be held at the Stave Kirke Norwegian church.

What to bring:¬†¬†Telephoto and wide angle lenses will both be very handy in this workshop. A tripod is virtually a must but there are ways around it if you don’t own a tripod. Knowledge of your cameras exposure bracketing capabilities and manual exposure ahead of time will come in handy.

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Iconic Landscapes: Badlands

Outdoor Workshop

Rugged and surreal, South Dakota’s Badlands are a maze of high mountains, bold rock formations, and striking canyons. ¬†One of the most unique geological features in North America, the warm colors and bold contours offer endless photo opportunities. ¬†Your instructor will help you tackle this rough environment, giving you tips and tricks to get great exposures and discover compositions unique to the Badlands.

Activity Level:  Moderate

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Badlands National Park.  There is a $15/vehicle entry fee (good for 7 days), so carpooling is suggested.

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Iconic Landscapes: Mt. Rushmore

Outdoor Workshop

Over the decades, Mount Rushmore has grown in fame as a symbol of America. ¬†One of our country‚Äôs most recognizable monuments, this area is also home to a variety of striking landscapes and diverse wildlife. ¬†On this workshop, you will have the opportunity to photograph Mt. Rushmore at sunrise, capturing it in the day’s first light. Then we will explore the surrounding area, taking in all the great landscape and wildlife opportunities this area offers.

Activity Level:  Moderate

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Mt. Rushmore National Park.  There is a $11/vehicle entry fee (good for 24 hours), so carpooling is suggested.

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Iconic Landscapes: Sylvan Lake

Outdoor Workshop

Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park is one of those places that is so beautiful people have a hard time believing it’s man-made. ¬†With spectacular rock formations forming a beautiful backdrop, this location offers a variety of photo opportunities, including stunning sunrises, reflections, scenic vistas, and more.

Activity Level:  Low

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park.  There is a $15/vehicle entry fee (good for 7 days), so carpooling is suggested.

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Images of the West – Four Mile Old West Town

Outdoor Workshop

Cowboys and the Old West hold a special place in the hearts and minds of many Americans. Four Mile is a tribute to this spirit of the old west, built as a replica of a western town from the 1800’s.  A variety of photography opportunities are available here, including old west buildings, wagons, and portraits.  Costumed reenactors will be meandering around the village to add to the authenticity.  Join our instructor as he leads you through on this glimpse back in history, giving you tips and techniques for close up, architecture, landscape and portrait photography.

Activity Level:  Low

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Four Mile Old West Town. There is a $5/person admission fee.  Tipping of the reenactors is highly recommended.

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Light, Lines, and Form – The Art of Composition

Outdoor Workshop

‚ÄúIt is an illusion that photos are made with the camera‚Ķ they are made with the eye, heart and head.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Henri Cartier-Bresson

‚ÄúA composition is an arrangement, built out of parts, that aims at seamlessness.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Eric Maisel

As photographers we can be very conflicted artists, having to balance the technical/logical side of our brains, with the artistic/creative side, as we use technology to realize our creative visions. Your goal as a photographer is more than just getting the settings ‚Äúright‚ÄĚ, its an attempt to express your vision and your emotional response to a scene.

In this class you will discover the elements of design and how to put together the various components of an image.  Join us as we explore concepts of composition for fine art photography, providing tips and techniques that will help you create works that are visually appealing, moving, and which reveal your creative vision.

Activity Level:  Low

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. There is a $15/vehicle entry fee (good for 7 days), so carpooling is suggested.

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Lightpainting

Studio Workshop

In this fun and informative workshop you will learn the tips, tricks and techniques to get unique images using long exposures and lighting tools. Light painting is a technique where the photographer works in a darkened environment, and by using common flashlights can light the scene over time and in a manner that would be difficult or even impossible to do using conventional lighting or strobes. This technique isn’t limited to studio work, it can even be used for landscapes after nightfall. This hands-on workshop will cover: theories of good lighting equipment needed for light painting tips and techniques demonstration of the two major approaches to light painting.

Activity Level:  Low

What to bring:  Wide angle to normal lenses (17-55mm) will be very handy in this workshop. A tripod is essential, as you will be shooting in very low light. Knowledge of your cameras exposure bracketing capabilities and manual exposure ahead of time will come in handy.

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Outdoor Action: Rock Climbing

Outdoor Workshop

Outdoor adventure photography is an exciting pursuit, some may argue, more invigorating than the sport itself. Rock climbing takes strength and agility that not everyone possesses. However, photographing rock climbing doesn’t take nearly the same physical ability and can be just as rewarding. You will photograph skilled rock climbers taking different routes on the rock face as well as preparing their gear and close-ups of their equipment.

Activity Level:  Moderate. Hiking of up to 1/2 mile will be required for the best angles and you will be off trail on rough terrain.

Things to know:  This workshop will be held in the Needles area of Custer State Park. There is a $15/vehicle entry fee (good for 7 days), so carpooling is suggested. Tipping of the climber(s) is highly recommended. If you wish to have the climber(s) sign a release you must bring your own release.

What to bring:  A telephoto lens of moderate length 200 Р300mm or longer will be very beneficial as well as shorter lenses in the wide angle to moderate telephoto will find use as well. A tripod is always a good idea but some of the angles will benefit from handholding. Good boots with good traction will help to get to the photography location.

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Photo Trek: Back Roads

Outdoor Workshop

Many of the roads in the Black Hills offer easy access, yet take you to stunning photo sites from rushing streams, rocky outcrops, golden aspen stands and historic ghost towns. The exact route the trip will take will be determined shortly before the workshop and depends on road conditions, foliage colors and weather.

Activity Level:  Very Low. Most of the photography will be done relatively close to the vehicle.

Things to know:  Participants will ride in/drive their own vehicles and we strongly encourage car pooling. This will be a bumpy ride as it is on back roads, however all roads will be traversable by suv, minivan, or any vehicle which sits up higher than your average car.

What to bring:  Lenses from wide angle to moderate telephoto could be used to your advantage. A tripod is always a good thing but handholding is sometimes necessary depending on the subject. Fill flash could be used as well but would not be required.


Photo Trek: Meeker Ranch

Outdoor Workshop

An important piece of local history located in a quiet green valley, Meeker Ranch’s rustic 1887 buildings and serene Black Hills setting provide photographers with an abundance of photo opportunities. ¬†Join our instructor as he leads you on this glimpse back in history, giving you tips and techniques for close up, architecture, and landscape photography.

Activity Level:  Moderate.  There will be a 1/2 mile hike to get to the buildings.

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Meeker Ranch.

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Photo Trek: Nemo Road to Steamboat Rock

Outdoor Workshop

Rolling through spectacular hill country and past beautiful creeks, this area is one of the photographic gems of the Black Hills.  On this photo trek, you will explore the Nemo Road and Steamboat Rock area, where you will have opportunities to photograph fall colors, Boxelder Creek, rock formations, and more.

Activity Level:  Moderate.  There will be hiking of up to 1/2 mile.

Things to know:  This workshop will be held along Nemo Road with several stops on the way to Steamboat Rock. There will be a $4/vehicle parking fee at Steamboat Rock.

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Portraits: Indoor

Studio Workshop

There are arguably more pictures taken of people than of any other subject. Many people start the hobby of photography to photograph a child or special family moments in their life. We will take you through the process of making those portraits in both a studio style setting and a more relaxed natural setting such as you may find in your home.

Activity Level:  Low. The class will take place indoors with small amounts of walking necessary.

Things to know:  Tipping of the model(s) is highly recommended. If you wish to have the model(s) sign a release you must bring your own release.

What to bring:  A short telephoto will likely get the most use with a wide angle lens being beneficial as well. A flash is helpful but studio lighting equipment will be available for the artificial lighting work as well. Tripods are always a benefit and you will likely be able to do both tripod and handheld work.

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Portraits: Outdoor

Outdoor Workshop

There are arguably more pictures taken of people than of any other subject. Many people start the hobby of photography to photograph a child or special family moments in their life. We will take you through the process of making those portraits in an outdoor setting, available to all photographers, as close as a walk to your local city park or backyard.

Activity Level:  Low. The class will take outdoors with small amounts of walking necessary.

Things to know:  Tipping of the model(s) is highly recommended. If you wish to have the model(s) sign a release you must bring your own release. Fill flash could be helpful for this class so we recommend our flash and fill flash class as a primer for this class as well.

What to bring:  A short telephoto will likely get the most use with a wide angle lens being beneficial as well. A flash is helpful but studio lighting equipment will be available for the artificial lighting work as well. Tripods are always a benefit and you will likely be able to do both tripod and handheld work.

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Street Photography

Outdoor Workshop

Hidden in the heart of Rapid City is Art Alley, an outdoor gallery that is a unique blend of urban and graffiti art.  This colorful area offers an eclectic set of photography opportunities and creative inspiration.  Your instructor will provide you tips and techniques on how to create great street photography images that capture the people, culture, and artwork of this unique location.  We will also be photographing the outdoor sculpture that is in progress nearby.

Activity Level:  Low

Things to know:  This workshop will be held in Art Alley in downtown Rapid City.

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Studio Lighting: Product and Still Life

Studio Workshop

Not all photographs are able to be made outdoors in natural light…nor should they. Having a basic studio setup allows the photographer to make images in any weather conditions or in any environment. We will walk you through the process of getting the most out of electronic studio lighting equipment and how to effectively light a products or still-life scenes. Subjects will range from western cowboy tack and gear to floral displays or even pottery.

Activity Level: Low

What to bring: Camera and tripod (helpful but not necessary) and lenses from 28mm to 200mm.

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Time Lapse Techniques

Outdoor and Classroom Workshop

Wispy clouds gently fly past the viewer, thousands of stars rotate in the night sky overhead, and the sun rapidly falls below the horizon revealing the stars in the dusky sky. Einstein wrote that time is relative and we have come to expect events to occur at specified rates. However, through the magic of timelapse photography, flowers can bloom and die in mere seconds, shadows can race across mountainous landscapes, and city traffic streaks through city highways.

Surely you have seen amazing timelapse sequences in nature films, on YouTube and Vimeo and even in commercial films. Speeding up the rate at which some events occur will often reveal details that would not be obvious when seen at their normal rate. Manipulation of time to see events that are not apparent to the unaided eye include high speed video to slow down rapidly occurring events and timelapse photography to speed up events which can occur over minutes, hours, or even days and weeks! High speed video requires specialized equipment that is rather expensive. Remarkably, timelapse photography doesn’t require a lot of expensive equipment and most digital cameras are capable of creating these images. Since the images are composed of separate still images, video capability isn’t necessary.

Timelapse photography is becoming more and more popular with the advent of digital photography and can make for great imagery either by themselves or as an “add on” to a multimedia show. We will walk you through the process of making striking timelapse image sequences in the field and give direction on how to turn them into movies to be later inserted into a movie format or multimedia show.

Activity Level:  Light walking could be necessary for the best angles.

Things to know:  This workshop is half in the field and half classroom (processing).  The field portion will be held at Canyon Lake Park.

What to bring:  Wide angle to normal (17-55mm) lenses will be very handy in this workshop. A tripod is also highly recommended, it is virtually impossible to shoot a time lapse without one.  Knowledge of your cameras exposure bracketing capabilities and manual exposure ahead of time will come in handy.

We also highly recommend you have an intervalometer. ¬†Some¬†cameras do have a built-in time lapse¬†intervalometer (such as the Nikon D800 or GoPro), or you can ¬†purchase¬†one (like the mobile Triggertrap which is free for IOS and Android, but¬†requires a camera cable “dongle” which is under $30) or a dedicated¬†intervalometer (available on Amazon for as low as $15). Without this you¬†would have to manually push the shutter button every second for up to 300¬†times or more. Not recommended!

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Warbirds – Aviation Photography

Outdoor Workshop

On the workshop you will explore the South Dakota Air & Space Museum, which celebrates the history of military aviation through its collection of nearly three dozen aircraft.  Your instructor will cover a variety of techniques for how to best create compelling aviation images, including the best setting choices, HDR techniques, natural and artificial lighting, and composition concepts.

Activity Level: Low

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at the South Dakota Air & Space Museum.

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Wildlife of Wind Cave

Outdoor Workshop

Wind Cave offers opportunities to photograph unspoiled prairie and the many animals that call this ecosystem home.  It is an outstanding area to view and photograph a variety of wildlife such as mule deer, elk, buffalo, prairie dogs, and pronghorn.  On this workshop, you will learn tips and techniques for creating great wildlife photos from an expert on photographing prairie wildlife.

Activity Level:  Moderate

Things to know:  This workshop will be held at Wind Cave National Park.

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Events

Friday, September 26th (at the Dahl Center)

Photography 101 (included!)

Pre-Event Classroom Seminar

Photography 101 is for beginners with little or limited experience in photography.  It is also for the semi-pros or avid photographers looking for a refresher on concepts and settings. A large part of this course is focused on Exposure and Composition.  We will discuss the different shooting modes used in DSLR cameras and being comfortable with shooting in manual.  We’ll help you get the most out of your Photo Shootout weekend.  

Activity Level:  Low.

Things to know:  This seminar will be held at the Dahl Center.

What to bring: Camera and manual.

 

Keynote Presentation with Dave Black (included!)Dave Black with SB900 Speedlight

7:00pm – Dahl Center – Rapid City

We will be kicking off the 5th annual Black Hills Photo Shootout with a keynote presentation by noted photographer, educator, and author, Dave Black!

‚ÄúI love to make pictures.‚ÄĚ Dave Black‚Äôs education in Commercial Graphics Design and Studio Drawing lend well to his vision of photography. ‚ÄúI love to make pictures that draw the audience in for a closer look.‚ÄĚ

Biography: As a freelance photographer for 35 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of Speedlights and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry, and with specialized lighting projects including work for the National Geographic and their book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.

Educator: Dave a ‚ÄúNikon Ambassador‚ÄĚ and a SanDisk ‚ÄúExtreme Team‚ÄĚ member. He is closely involved with the next generation of photographers by teaming up with the online instructor faculty of KelbyOne, and is an Art of Digital presenter and instructor at Photoshop World.

His long term involvement as an educator and guest lecturer with numerous photography workshops and seminars since 1986 include Rich Clarkson’s Photography at the Summit and Sports Photography Workshops, and American PHOTO magazine’s Mentor series of national and international photo treks. Dave also lectures at Universities and Colleges each year.

His monthly website tutorial articles, Workshop at the Ranch attracts more than 85,000 unique visitors monthly. His instructional book, The Way I See It … is highly acclaimed in both the US and abroad.

To see Dave’s portfolio images, learn more about photography and his workshops, or purchase his books, visit his website.

A few of Dave’s images…

Balanced Universe  100dpi (c) Dave Black All Rights Res.  ph 719 964 6116 www.daveblackphotography.com Michael Phelps  100dpiSkywalker 100dpi Delicate Landscape 100dpi Gonzalez Gallop  100dpiMasters Drive 100dpi Schwabacher Landing Twilight 100dpi Volleyball   Kevin Barnett (c)Dave Black       www.daveblackphotography.comStairway to Heaven 100dpi West Mitten After Midnight 100dpi Woodland Wolves  100dpi

Please join us on Friday night for an amazing presentation by Dave.  We will also have some great doorprizes for Shootout attendees!

Things to know:

This event will be held at the Dahl Center and is free for Shootout attendees with their nametag.

 


 

Saturday, September 27th (at the University Center)

Lunch ‘n’ Mingle with Instructors and Vendors (included!)

12:00-2:00 pm

Saturday at lunchtime we will be having a Lunch ‘n’ Mingle where instructors and vendors will be available to talk, show their latest projects and products. ¬†There will also be some demos during this time.

Things to know

This event is free for Shootout attendees! This will be held in the lobby of the University Center and will be very informal so feel free to come and go as you would like. ¬†You are welcome to grab some lunch “to go” from one of the local restaurants on the way back from your morning session and bring it with you to the Lunch ‘n’ Mingle area. There will be plenty of room to walk around, but actual seats are limited.

 

Portfolio Review

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ever wanted to know how to take your photography to the next level? ¬†Want professional feedback on your imagery? ¬†Sign up for a portfolio review and get feedback and input from the pros. ¬†You will have ¬Ĺ hour with the workshop pro of your choice who will give you their undivided attention and input on your imagery. ¬†This is one of the best ways to advance your photography and learn what ideas and techniques to apply to your images. Sign up early as this option will fill quickly as each instructor only has 3 spots.

Things to know

There is a fee of $30 for this one-on-one, personalized portfolio feedback.  Portfolio review times will be on Saturday with each instructor having sessions from 12:00-12:30, 12:30-1:00, and 1:00-1:30.  Your time will be assigned to you at check-in.  Each participant may currently sign up for one review.  If you are interested in signing up for a second or third review, please email us and we will add you to a wait list for any open spots as we get closer to the Shootout. Portfolio Reviews will be held at the University Center.

What to bring

A digital or printed portfolio of up to 10 images.  If you are presenting your images digitally, you will need to provide your own laptop or tablet for viewing.  Viewing devices will not be provided.

Portfolio Reviews
Instructor Specialty Time Notes
Steve Babbitt Landscape, Architecture, Industrial, Street 12:00-1:30 PM  
Jim Caldwell Travel, Nature, Wildlife, Videography 12:00-1:30 PM
Chad Coppess Ghost Towns and Rustic Stuff, Landscapes, Wildlife, Cowboy, Western 12:00-1:30 PM
Jason Hahn Wildlife in Action, Nature, Outdoor Adventure Sports, Landscapes, Conservation, Travel, Black & Whites 12:00-1:30 PM
Dick Kettlewell Photojournalism, Sports, Nature, Wildlife, Landscapes 12:00-1:30 PM
Todd Pickering Landscape, Wildlife, Lighting Strategies in Nature, Multi Row Panorama, The Creative Path, Location Portraits, Catalogue, Commercial, Winery, Fine Printing Techniques 12:00-1:30 PM
Jerry Rawlings Studio Lighting, Street, Nature, Advertising, Portraiture, Special Events 12:00-1:30 PM
Fred Rodgers Wildlife, Macro, HDR, Portraiture, Florida Plants, Media, Video 12:00-1:30 PM
Mike Wolforth Wildlife, Commercial (Food & Table Top), Model Portfolios, Architectural, HDR, Automobiles & Motorcycles, Journalistic 12:00-1:30 PM

 

Happy Hour

6:00 pm – ?

This is an opportunity to mingle and talk with the professional photography instructors leading the workshops as well as the other workshop participants during a casual happy hour.

Things to know

 

Sunday, September 28th (at the University Center)

Sunday Lunch Presentation (included!)

12:00 – 2:00 pm

We will all meet on Sunday during lunch for a presentation by all of the Shootout instructors.  There will be time for questions at the end.

Besides the fantastic presentation, we will have some great doorprizes, so don’t miss out!

Things to know

This event is free for Shootout attendees! ¬†This will be held in the Lecture Hall at University Center. On the way back from your morning session, feel free to grab some lunch “to go” from one of the local restaurants and bring it with you to the lunch presentation¬†area. Food is not available for purchase at the event location. Seating is limited to the first 100 people. Please RSVP on the registration form so¬†we have¬†a headcount.

Registration

2014 Black Hills Photo Shootout Registration

To register for the 2014 Black Hills Photo Shootout, please click the link below. ¬†If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by clicking on the Contact Us page. ¬†We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Black Hills Photo Shootout! ¬†

Enter Shootout Photo Contest

Please note: When you click the “Sign Me Up!” button above, you will be redirected to the Outdoor Photo Workshops website for registration.¬†

2014 Registration Information

Registration Fees for 2014

  • Event Registration – $200
  • Student Registration – $100¬†
      • *Must be a full time student, student ID required. Please¬†Email Nicole¬†with documentation of student status prior to registering to receive your discount code.

Things covered by the registration fee:

  • Photography 101
  • Friday’s keynote presentation
  • 1 admission to each of the 4 workshop sessions
  • Saturday’s Lunch ‘n’ Mingle
  • Sunday’s lunch presentation

Things not covered by the registration fee:

  • Lodging
  • Food
  • Travel to and from sessions
  • Location entrance fees
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Pre or Post Workshops
  • Other add-on’s¬†

Cancellation Policy

  • There is a $35 fee for cancellations prior to August 4. ¬†After August 4, 50% of the registration fee will be charged for any cancellation.

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FAQs

Black Hills Photo Shootout FAQs.
 

Who can attend the shootout? Anyone with an interest in photography at any level is welcome. Although many of the sessions will be aimed at advanced amateur photographers, we will try to have something available for everyone. The photo workshops will be a chance for people of all levels to mingle, learn and enjoy shooting in the Hills. 

What is the Shootout registration fee and what is included and not included with that? The Shootout registration fee is $200. ¬†The fee includes¬†the Friday keynote,¬†one admission to each of the four workshop sessions, and attendance at the Sunday lunch presentation. The fee does not include entrance fees to parks, food, lodging, transportation, portfolio reviews, Buffalo Roundup or any other optional, add-on. If an location has an admission or parking fee, it will be noted in the “Things to know” section within the description, to the best of our knowledge.¬† There is a discounted student registration fee of $100. ¬†Students must be full-time and a student ID is required. Please email Nicole with¬†documentation of student status prior to registering to receive your discount code.

How can I get an awesome 2014 Shootout t-shirt? You can order your discounted Shootout t-shirt during registration.  As long as you order your shirt prior to September 1st, you can pick it up at check-in on Friday night with no shipping charges.  There will be an extremely limited number of shirts available at the event, so if you want one, you will need to pre-order it when you register for the event.  After the date we place the order, if there are extra shirts available, they will be listed on the website, so if it allows you to place the order, you will receive the shirt.

Is transportation provided? No. Unless otherwise indicated, participants are expected to provide their own transportation. In some places, participants might be encouraged to carpool due to limited parked. Participants should be aware of travel times between areas. We will provide directions for each of the workshop locations upon check-in.

Where will classes be held? The University Center in Rapid City will be our main hub for the Shootout.  Registration and the Keynote presentation on Friday night will be held at the Dahl Center.  Classroom and Studio sessions will be held at the University Center.  Outdoor sessions vary in distance from University Center from being right around the corner up to an hour and fifteen minutes away, depending on location.  We promise they will be worth the drive though!

Where should I stay?¬† The 2014 Shootout will be based around Rapid City, South Dakota¬†in the southern Black Hills, so you will want to look for lodging near there. ¬†The Black Hills does cover a good sized area, so again you should check driving times between locations. Here’s a starting point for hotel and lodging reservations in the Black Hills.

  • We have a block of discounted rooms reserved at the Sleep Inn¬†& Suites which is 0.2 miles from University Center (where all of the workshops will be meeting on Saturday and Sunday and where the lunch sessions will be held). The rate for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night will be $95 for a double queen room. Breakfast is included at no charge and they will have cold breakfast available at 4:30am for us on Saturday and Sunday mornings and will start the hot breakfast early at 6:00am. You must reserve your room before September 1 to get this rate, after that, the room rates will be going up. When you call, tell them you would like a¬†room listed under Photo Shootout for the special rate. (If they say they are out of those rooms, email Nicole¬†or call her at (813) 956-8702 (9-9 Eastern) and she will ask them to add more rooms to our block.)¬†Sleep Inn¬†& Suites,¬†4031 Cheyenne Blvd., Rapid City, SD, 57703,¬†(605) 791-5678
  • Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Association
  • South Dakota Department of Tourism

Are meals provided? No, none of the sessions include meals. Some of the socials might have snacks, but you should plan on eating meals on your own.   

Is tipping okay or expected? If you are attending a workshop where there are models (reenactors, birds of prey, reptiles, portraiture, rock climbing, etc.), we do highly recommend tipping these people.  

What will the weather be like? It can be many things. But for the norm that time of year will be sunny and dry during the days Рhighs in the 50-60s. At night, cool to cold in the higher elevations. However, we can have a heat wave or even snow that time of year, so check the forecasts before you pack!  We always recommend dressing in layers that you can add or remove as the weather changes throughout the day.

What time zone will we be in? We are on the western side of South Dakota which is in the Mountain time zone.

What should I bring with me to the Shootout? Here is a link to a suggested pack list for the Shootout.  Please keep in mind that each workshop is different, so you will want to make sure you have the appropriate gear and clothing for the workshops you have registered for and that you keep an eye on the weather before heading out.

Model Releases All participants are responsible for supplying/obtaining any needed model releases or property releases for their photographs.  No forms will be available at the workshops.

Other information Photographers will retain all rights to their images taken during the weekend.¬† The Black Hills Photo¬†Shootout and it’s partners claim no ownership of any images from any photographers attending the Shootout.¬†¬†

What is the Registration Deadline? We don’t have a deadline for the event as long as we still have workshops available. ¬†However, there may be earlier deadlines for some of the special events such as the Saturday night dinner and t-shirts. ¬†While there is not a deadline, please understand that we do have to print things like nametags 1-2 weeks before the event, so if you register after they are printed, your nametag will be handwritten (with fair warning that I have terrible handwriting!)

When will the 2015 Black Hills Photo Shootout be? September 25-27, 2015!

Are there any other Photo Shootouts in other areas? The Tampa Bay Photo Shootout will be on April 10-12, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Florida!

Instructors

Steve BabbittSteve Babbitt

Specialty

Landscape, Architecture, Industrial, Street

Website

http://www.stevebabbittphotography.com/

About

Steve Babbitt has been making photographs of the Western United States for the past 25 years. He works with digital, silver and non-silver photographic processes in black and white and color. Steve is drawn to subjects, primarily in the landscape, which are often abstract or in some way seem out of place or not readily identifiable.

Steve has been teaching photography at the college level for 20 years and is currently a professor of photography at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. His photographs can be found in the collections of The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; The Getty Museum Library, Malibu, California; the Sioux Falls Civic Fine Arts Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; The Dahl Fine Art Center, Rapid City, South Dakota and the San Francisco Art Institute.


 

Jim CaldwellJim-Caldwell

Specialty

Travel, Nature, Wildlife, Videography

Website

www.thefotobug.com

About

Jim is an award winning photographer who traveled the country in the 1970s and 1980s as a motion picture cameraman making TV commercials, industrial films and documentaries. He is also a stock photographer and his images have appeared in many national and international publications such as Popular Photography, Audubon Magazine, and The London Times in addition to hundreds of textbooks, calendars and travel brochures.

Jim has also has a passion for teaching photography and sharing his many years of experience. He has arranged photo tours and traveled and photographed many parts of the world such as China, Tibet, Turkey, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and many others. He grew up camping, photographing and exploring the Florida countryside.  He is a certified Florida Master Naturalist and is a board member for the program in Pinellas County.

Jim has been an active member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) for over 35 years as well as National Association of Photoshop Professionals¬†(NAPP), and the North American Nature Photographer’s Association (NANPA).

Some of Jim’s photography can be found at his website, www.elusiveimage.net and he hosts a podcast for nature and travel photographers at¬†fotobug.podbean.com.


 

Chad CoppessOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Specialty

Ghost Towns and Rustic Stuff, Landscapes, Wildlife, Cowboy, Western

Website

http://www.dakotagraph.com/

About

Chad Coppess has been the Senior Photographer for the South Dakota Department of Tourism since 1993. He travels the entire state making photographs of festivals, historic sites, landscapes, wildlife, visitor attractions, etc. His photographs have appeared in many publications including National Geographic Traveler, books on the rock band KISS, exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and across the worldwide web.


 

Jason HahnJason-Hahn

Specialty

Wildlife in Action, Nature, Outdoor Adventure Sports, Landscapes, Conservation, Travel, Black & Whites

Website

http://www.hahnnaturephotography.com

http://www.outdoorphotoworkshops.com

About

Originally from Maryland, Jason grew up near the mountains on a small farm that was practically a wildlife preserve, and it was that backdrop which helped fuel his interest in nature. Today he is a professional nature photographer, and Florida Master Naturalist, specializing in capturing photographs of creatures, scenery, and adventure all over the country.

He has been widely published in books and magazines nationwide including “Outdoor Photographer” Magazine, “Popular Photography” Magazine and “Florida¬†Wildlife” Magazine and has been involved in projects with organizations including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the South¬†Carolina Waterfowl Association. Jason’s photography can be seen at www.HahnNaturePhotography.com

In addition to his photography, Jason regularly conducts nature photography workshops and seminars for amateur and professional photographers, and is a lead instructor and co-owner of Outdoor Photo Workshops, www.OutdoorPhotoWorkshops.com


 

Dick KettlewellDick-Kettlewell

Specialty

Photojournalism, Sports, Nature, Wildlife, Landscapes

Website

http://springcreekchronicles.blogspot.com/

About

Dick Kettlewell has been a professional photographer for 28 years, having worked both as a photojournalist and a nature photographer while earning numerous awards.

As a photojournalist he spent many years on daily newspaper staffs including the Albuquerque Journal and the Rapid City Journal during which he was primarily a sports photographer, covering sporting events from high school level to professional. He has also worked for numerous major newspapers on a contract and freelance basis, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, etc.

While with the Rapid City Journal, he produced a photo column for that paper’s outdoor page entitled “Spring Creek Chronicles” which featured images and¬†stories about the region’s wildlife and landscapes. This column was also the recipient of many journalistic awards for both photography and writing.¬†Kettlewell continues to publish that column for the Rapid City Journal and is currently working on a book of the same name and theme.

In addition to publishing his nature images in other well-known publications such as the Smithsonian Magazine, the Discovery Magazine, the Natural History Magazine, etc., Kettlewell has also published two books about the wildlife and landscapes of the region entitled Black Hills Impressions and South Dakota Wildlife Impressions. Both are produced by Far Country Press and are available in major bookstores such as Borders and on the Amazon network.


Todd Pickering

Todd Pickering

Specialty

Landscape, Wildlife, Lighting Strategies in Nature, Multi Row Panorama, The Creative Path, Location Portraits, Catalogue, Commercial, Winery, Fine Printing Techniques

Website

http://www.toddpickering.com/

About

Todd Pickering has been a fine art/commercial photographer for the past 25 years. His personal work takes many different approaches to depict the natural environment from critical to simply pointing at the beauty that surrounds us.

Todd received his photography training at the San Francisco Art Institute. Now he works from his studio in Point Reyes Station California where he leads workshops. His work is in many fine collections such as Genentec, Banana Republic, Twitter, and Hyatt Hotels. He is represented by Laura Grigsby Art Consulting and Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications: People, New York Times, Sierra Magazine, Orion, Utne Reader, and Sunset. Clients include Colgate, Goldman Sachs, Joie de Vivre Hotels.


 

Jerry RawlingsJerry Rawlings

Specialty

Studio Lighting, Street, Nature, Advertising, Portraiture, Special Events

Website

jerryrawlings.com

About

Jerry Rawlings is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, and received his MFA from Vermont College. Jerry has 25+ years of experience working the fields of advertising/commercial photography. He owned and operated 5th Floor Studios in Denver CO, a 10,000sq/ft. facility geared towards maintaining large catalog clients. His list of clients include Born Footwear, Kork-Ease Footwear, Bass Pro Shops, Current Greeting Cards, Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, Silverado Casino, Celebrity Hotels, Martin and Mason Hotel, Rocky Clothing Company, City of Deadwood, Deadwood Jam Committee, Saloon #10, Deadwood Social Club, and TDG Advertising, to name but a few. Currently Jerry has immersed himself into the realm of Street Photography. His current body of work ‚ÄúThe Streets of Deadwood‚ÄĚ has recently been exhibited at the Adams Museum and Dahl Arts Center.


Fred RodgersFred Rodgers

Specialties

Wildlife, Landscapes, HDR, Macro, and Videography

Website

www.thefotobug.com

About

Fred has been an avid photographer from the day that he first picked up his grandfathers Kodak 35 and started capturing landscapes near his home in Memphis, Tennessee. After high school, he was considering the study of photography but ended up pursuing horticulture as a career with a minor in mass communications. After a few years in the industry, he returned to school to become an educator in his chosen field. His camera was never far from his side. He compiled pictorial catalogs of different plant species and captured hundreds of images of the insects and other pest problems to assist students in their horticultural studies. His love of nature was a key factor in his continued interest in landscape and later, wildlife photography. Fred has traveled throughout Florida to capture the unique beauty of its flora and fauna.

His experiences with film and cinematography in college led him to add videography to his skill set. He has worked on several educational projects that combined elements of photography and videography. As a result of these experiences, he spent 6 years teaching video production to middle school students in the Pinellas County School District. He currently teaches horticulture at Pinellas Technical Education Center in St. Petersburg, Florida and is co-host of The Fotobug Podcast.


Mike WolforthMike Wolforth

Specialty

Wildlife, Commercial (Food & Table Top), Model Portfolios, Architectural, HDR, Automobiles & Motorcycles, Journalistic

Website

www.MikeWolforth.com

About

Mike Wolforth grew up on farms in eastern South Dakota, where he learned to respect and study wildlife and their habits. During his high school years he lived on a farm surrounded by the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, which is located north of Aberdeen, SD. Here is where he quit hunting with a gun, picked up a camera and started creating images of the land and its inhabitants to share with others. Mike spent my years in the glass business where he took his camera everywhere he went, photographing the Badlands and both Pine Ridge & Rosebud Indian Reservations, Devils Tower, and all of the Black Hills. In I991 he decided to leave the glass business and devote full time to his love for photography. He has had the opportunity to spend 16 days in Ecuador photographing both hardship of poverty and the beauty of the mountains and the many cultures of the different tribes. Mike’s photography also took him on an adventure to Scotland photographing Castles & Gardens for the Scottish Tourism Department. Recently it took him to Wrangle, Alaska where he spent a week in the wilderness photographing a model in Alaska’s environment.

Along with photography Mike also is involved in digital imaging, creating postcards, brochures, billboards, magazines and books. He has the cover photo and 68 images in America 24/7, South Dakota edition, and has produced his own book called ‚ÄúTatanka, (Four Seasons of Custer State Park)” Mike enjoys working with the talented staff of Faces Magazine, and looks forward to meeting new people every issue. Mike also has been a member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals since I998 and is a beta tester for Adobe Photoshop.

Mike is devoted in teaching both photography and photoshop to as many people that are willing to learn. In sharing his images with others he hopes to teach them to respect both our natural resources and the importance or wildlife to our well being.


Links

Lodging options:

  • We have a block of discounted rooms reserved at the¬†Sleep Inn¬†& Suites¬†which is 0.2 miles from University Center (where all of the workshops will be meeting on Saturday and Sunday and where the lunch sessions will be held). The rate for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night will be $95 for a double queen room. Breakfast is included at no charge and they will have cold breakfast available at 4:30am for us on Saturday and Sunday mornings and will start the hot breakfast early at 6:00am. You must reserve your room before¬†September 1¬†to get this rate, after that, the room rates will be going up. When you call, tell them you would like a¬†room listed under¬†Photo Shootout¬†for the special rate. (If they say they are out of those rooms,¬†email Nicole¬†or call her at (813) 956-8702 (9-9 Eastern) and she will ask them to add more rooms to our block.)¬†Sleep Inn¬†& Suites,¬†4031 Cheyenne Blvd., Rapid City, SD, 57703,¬†(605) 791-5678
  • Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Association
  • South Dakota Tourism

Shootout sponsors and supporters:

Locations and Extras:

Sponsorship Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Black Hills Photo Shootout!  The Black Hills Photo Shootout brings photographers from across the country to South Dakota for photography, education, sightseeing, camaraderie, and fun.  The event showcases the natural beauty of South Dakota along with the photography expertise of highly respected professional photographers. Our 5th annual event will be held from September 26-28, 2014 in Rapid City, South Dakota. This year we are expecting hundreds of photographers from across the country.  In 2012, people traveled from more than 20 states for this event.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend a keynote presentation by Dave Black, four photography workshop sessions, and several other informational and social events throughout the weekend. The event is sponsored and run by Outdoor Photo Workshops, a well respected leader in professional photography instruction.  Their event planner and instructors will coordinate all of the details for this one-of-a-kind event making it a memorable experience for all. We hope you will consider partnering with us for this fun, unique event.  For more information about the event, please visit www.ThePhotoShootout.com.  If you have any questions about the event or your sponsorship, please contact Nicole at (813) 956-8702 or email Nicole. Thank you and we look forward to partnering with you at the Shootout!

Please click the link below for complete sponsorship information:

2014 Sponsorship Packet 

The 2014 BHPS is proudly sponsored by:

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